HR Business Partner - International

Manchester Permanent £55,000 - £60,000 per year
  • Brand new role to drive change & transformation
  • Industry leading organisation

About Our Client

Our customer is a leading international engineering & manufacturing business who is embarking on a period of change and transformation.

They pride themselves in a culture centred around; customer-centricity, performance, innovation, collaboration, and transparency.

Job Description

Reporting into the Head of HR for Europe, our customer has a fantastic opportunity, a brand-new role, to join their HR team in the role of HR Business Partner for a European business area. You will partner the UK, France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark - partnering divisional / entity MD's for a headcount of approx. 1,000 people.You will work closely with entity MD's and local HR to drive a more consistent and strategic people agenda that aligns to the new five-year people strategy that was formulated late 2023.Our customer has built their business organically, but mainly through M&A, and due to the new strategy they are looking to harmonise ways of working, culture, structures, systems etc.As a HR Business Partner, your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with local HR teams (where applicable), providing coaching and mentorship
  • Support in the development and implementation of corporate and regional guidelines and concepts within the region
  • Provide professional and reliable support and advice for leaders regarding HR tools and procedures (e.g. employer branding, recruiting, training and development, compensation and benefits, retention, HR KPI's, succession planning, workforce planning)
  • Assure compliance regarding HR topics within the region
  • Develop and analyse regional HR data and metrics to identify trends and opportunities for improvement
  • Support HRIS implementation projects in the region and on corporate level
  • Actively support the design and development of new HR processes and procedures, such as establishing new recruiting channels and methods; implementing vocational training programs and; personnel development concepts within the region
  • Support the further establishment of an excellent HR community in the region, participate in our global 'One HR' corporate HR initiative and liaise with HR colleagues on local, regional and corporate level
  • Support the development and implementation of effective communication strategies to keep regional subsidiaries informed of HR policies and initiatives
  • Responsible for the execution of national HR topics in smaller subsidiaries in the region that lacks a local HR resource

This role is an operationally and projects aligned role across region, however an element of transactional and strategic delivery will be required dependent on the country / entity.This role is a remote role, with travel to mainland Europe on average twice a month - with sporadic travel to the Manchester site once a two to three weeks.

The Successful Applicant

To be considered for this HR Business Partner role, you will have proven experience within a strategic capacity, which has supported businesses in achieving their strategic goals within a commercially driven environment.


  • Naturally service-oriented with key stakeholders, and be able to provide practical advice when needed
  • You will have experience of working within a fast-paced business with a diverse customer group, and ideally with a strong customer-centric focus - such as Manufacturing, Engineering, FMCG etc.
  • You will have proven experience from within a high-change matrix organisation
  • You will have proven experience for driving and implementing change at pace


  • You will ideally have experience of working with European works councils
  • You will ideally have experience of international employment law - ideally in Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and / or Denmark

What's on Offer

  • This role offers a salary of £60,000 (possibly more, dependent on experience), plus a performance related bonus, and an suite of benefits.
Nathan Ross
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+44 161 829 0387

Job summary

Job function
Human Resources
HR Business Partner
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Nathan Ross
Consultant phone
+44 161 829 0387
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